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  • Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 22, 1485

    Elizabeth Woodville

    Battle of Bosworth Field

    Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 22, 1485

    In 1485, Henry Tudor invaded England and defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. As King, Henry VII married Elizabeth of York and had the Titulus Regius revoked and all found copies destroyed. Elizabeth Woodville was accorded the title and honours of a queen dowager.




  • U.S.
    Friday Aug 22, 1902

    Ford

    Cadillac Motor Company

    U.S.
    Friday Aug 22, 1902

    Henry Ford Company became the Cadillac Motor Company on August 22, 1902, after Ford left with the rights to his name.




  • Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Sunday Aug 22, 1920

    Irish War of Independence

    RIC Detective Swanzy was shot dead by Cork IRA men

    Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Sunday Aug 22, 1920

    On 22 August 1920, RIC Detective Swanzy was shot dead by Cork IRA men while leaving a church in Lisburn, County Antrim. Swanzy had been blamed by an inquest jury for the killing of Cork Mayor Tomás Mac Curtain.




  • Germany
    Tuesday Aug 22, 1939

    Adolf Hitler

    Military mobilization is ordered

    Germany
    Tuesday Aug 22, 1939

    Accordingly, on 22 August 1939 Hitler ordered a military mobilization against Poland.




  • Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Tuesday Aug 22, 1961

    Berlin Wall

    First casualty

    Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Tuesday Aug 22, 1961

    On 22 August 1961, Ida Siekmann was the first casualty at the Berlin Wall: she died after she jumped out of her third floor apartment at 48 Bernauer Strasse.




  • Nicaragua
    Tuesday Aug 22, 1978

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    The FSLN Staged a Massive Kidnapping Operation

    Nicaragua
    Tuesday Aug 22, 1978

    On 22 August 1978 the FSLN staged a massive kidnapping operation. Led by Éden Pastora, the Sandinistan forces captured the National Palace while the legislature was in session, taking 2,000 hostages. Pastora demanded money, the release of Sandinistan prisoners, and, "a means of publicizing the Sandinista cause."After two days, the government agreed to pay $500,000 and to release certain prisoners, marking a major victory for the FSLN.




  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Aug 22, 1996

    First Chechen War

    Bad Joke

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Aug 22, 1996

    The bombardment was however soon halted by the ceasefire brokered by General Alexander Lebed, Yeltsin's national security adviser, on 22 August. Gen. Lebed called the ultimatum, issued by General Pulikovsky, a "bad joke".


  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 22, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    SummerSlam (1999)

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 22, 1999

    The Rock defeated Gunn in a Kiss My Ass match at SummerSlam.


  • Bahamas
    Monday Aug 22, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Formation

    Bahamas
    Monday Aug 22, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina formed as Tropical Depression Twelve over the southeastern Bahamas on August 23, 2005, as the result of the merger of a tropical wave and the remnants of Tropical Depression Ten four days earlier.


  • Russia
    Tuesday Aug 22, 2006

    Garry Kasparov

    First public chess games since his retirement

    Russia
    Tuesday Aug 22, 2006

    On 22 August 2006, in his first public chess games since his retirement, Kasparov played in the Lichthof Chess Champions Tournament, a blitz event played at the time control of 5 minutes per side and 3-second increments per move. Kasparov tied for first with Anatoly Karpov, scoring 4½/6.


  • Burbank, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 22, 2011

    Marvel Studios

    Studio dismissed most of its marketing department

    Burbank, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 22, 2011

    On August 22, 2011, at Disney's behest, the Studio dismissed most of its marketing department: Dana Precious, EVP of Worldwide Marketing; Jeffrey Stewart, VP of Worldwide Marketing and Jodi Miller, Manager of Worldwide Marketing. Disney markets Marvel's films.


  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 22, 2018

    Huawei

    An arrest warrant was issued against Meng Wanzhou

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 22, 2018

    On 22 August 2018 an arrest warrant was issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Meng (Huawei vice-chairwoman and CFO) was charged with "conspiracy to defraud multiple international institutions", according to the prosecutor.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Aug 22, 2019

    Android

    Android Q

    U.S.
    Thursday Aug 22, 2019

    On August 22, 2019, it was announced that Android "Q" would officially be branded as Android 10, ending the historic practice of naming major versions after desserts. Google stated that these names were not "inclusive" to international users (due either to the aforementioned foods not being internationally known, or being difficult to pronounce in some languages). On the same day, Android Police reported that Google had commissioned a statue of a giant number "10" to be installed in the lobby of the developers' new office. Android 10 was released on September 3, 2019, to Google Pixel phones first.


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